Educational First Steps was initiated by David Munson, a Dallas philanthropist and oil and gas investor. In 1990, Mr. Munson, along with his wife, Mona, Sandra Estess, and former Dallas ISD Superintendent Linus Wright and his wife Joyce, formed Educational First Steps. Mr. Munson’s vision lives on today as we pay tribute to him through the naming of the launch of our virtual lecture series.
Sponsorship Packages are available now for all three speakers in the series. If you purchase a sponsorship package, you will receive the recordings for all three events.
Individual tickets for our next event are available now.
Sponsors at the Adopt a Classroom level and above will also receive access to a virtual meet and greet with each speaker, which will be held approximately one hour prior to each event unless otherwise noted.
The final installment for the Munson Lecture Series features Dr. Wendy Mogel, an internationally acclaimed psychologist, author, and public speaker. Dr. Mogel’s disarming candor, quick wit, and signature use of cutting-edge psychological research guides parents through the rough waters of child-rearing, adding a measure of joy and humor to their voyage. Drawing on insights from her thirty-five year career in clinical psychology, hilarious anecdotes (and sound advice) from school and camp counselors, and eye-opening conversations with middle and high school students, Dr. Mogel unravels the paradox of good-intentioned, devoted parenting gone astray. She explains how over-protection, over-scheduling, over-indulgence and perfectionism undermine children’s intrinsic motivation, resilience, and pride in their achievements. Parents are freed to adopt a kinder, firmer, and ultimately more effective approach to the trenches of daily family life.
November 10 – 6:30 PM CST
January 12 – 4:00 PM CST
March 31 – 7:00 PM CST Main Virtual Event / 6:30PM CST Sponsor Pre-Event Virtual Reception